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Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle

Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle

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  • Air Springs
  • Extra Heavy Duty
  • Rear Axle Suspension Enhancement
  • Occasional Towing and Hauling
5,000-lb Capacity. Designed to upgrade your rear suspension, LoadLifter 5000 air springs provide high-quality, full-time load support. They level your vehicle, improving braking and ride comfort and reducing the strain on your factory suspension. Lowest Prices for the best vehicle suspension from Air Lift. Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle part number AL57289 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Air Lift Vehicle Suspension - AL57289

5,000-lb Capacity. Designed to upgrade your rear suspension, LoadLifter 5000 air springs provide high-quality, full-time load support. They level your vehicle, improving braking and ride comfort and reducing the strain on your factory suspension.


Features:

  • Provides your vehicle with up to 5,000 lbs of load-leveling support, reducing strain on your rear suspension and improving both safety and ride quality
    • Designed for heavy-duty applications such as 3/4-ton and 1-ton pickup trucks, motor homes, and commercial trucks
  • Keeps your vehicle level when you are hauling a heavy load
    • Improves steering and braking performance
    • Helps to maintain safe headlight aim
    • Keeps your tires from wearing unevenly
  • Lets you manually adjust air pressure to get the even load distribution and support that you need
    • Level your vehicle front to rear
    • Inflate each spring independently for side-to-side leveling of off-center loads
  • Reduces the strain on your OEM suspension caused by extremely heavy loads
  • Improves overall stability and ride quality
    • Diminishes sway and absorbs road shock for a smooth ride
  • Comes with Air Lift's exclusive upper and lower roll plates
    • Increases the load capacity of the air springs
    • Protects springs from damage, extending the life of your air spring suspension
  • Constructed of 2-ply, fabric-reinforced rubber
    • Endcaps are made of high-strength Zytel nylon, which is lighter, stronger, and more corrosion resistant than steel
  • Mounting brackets and hardware are included for installation
  • Manual inflation valves and air lines are included
    • Manual valves are typically mounted on bumper for easy access
    • Compressor system with in-cab gauges (sold separately) can be added to monitor and automatically adjust air pressure
  • Made in USA


Specs:

  • Load-leveling capacity: up to 5,000 lbs
    • LoadLifter 5000 springs will not increase your vehicle's weight-carrying capacity. Do not exceed the manufacturer's recommended weight limit.
  • Adjustable air pressure: 5 psi - 100 psi
  • Lifetime warranty
  • 60-Day satisfaction guarantee


Air Lift's LoadLifter 5000 was designed with an exact purpose: to provide full-time, first-class support to your 3/4- or 1-ton pickup, motor home, or commercial truck. With this kit, you get a safer ride and simultaneously protect your vehicle from the strain that comes with hauling massive loads.


Carrying heavy cargo in your truck bed or trailer puts tremendous stress on your vehicle. Your brakes erode faster, your tires wear unevenly, and handling suffers severely. When towing, you might also experience excessive sway, bottoming out, and even improper and unsafe headlight aim. Fortunately, there is a solution to these problems. By pairing your existing suspension with the LoadLifter 5000, you can seriously beef up your suspension, ensure equal load distribution, and give your vehicle the support it desperately needs. Air Lift's LoadLifter 5000 provides up to 5,000 pounds of load-leveling capacity and distributes the weight of your payload to all four wheels. As a result, the stress on your OEM suspension is significantly reduced.


LoadLifter's air bags are adjustable from 5 to 100 psi for precise support, and they can be inflated independently of one another for front-to-rear and side-to-side leveling. They are made of high-quality, two-ply, fabric-reinforced rubber. Most air bags lose air at the ends, where the bag is enclosed with a steel cap, because the steel can rust and corrode over time, creating small holes. The endcaps on Air Lift air bags are fashioned from corrosion-proof Zytel nylon, a material that is both stronger and lighter than steel, ensuring that the air bags won't lose air. Also, LoadLifter 5000 comes with Air Lift's exclusive roll plates, which both protect your air springs and beef up the load capacity of the springs.


This system installs with the included brackets and hardware. Just mount the springs, inflate them, and ride. To inflate the LoadLifter springs, you just have to pump air in through the inflation valves. A line kit is included with the springs so that you can install the valves (one for each spring) in an easily accessible area - typically they are installed on the bumper. If you want to make the springs even easier to use, you can get a compressor and gauge system (sold separately).


Air Lift kits are designed to keep your vehicle at normal ride height. You can find the normal ride height of your vehicle by unloading it and measuring the distance between the bottom edge of your wheel well and the center of the hub. After you find and record this distance, you can regulate the amount of air that you put into your air springs to maintain normal ride height - even when you are hauling a heavy load. You will need to adjust the air pressure in your air bags according to the size of your load.


Along with a lifetime warranty that has no mileage restrictions, Air Lift offers a 60-day satisfaction guarantee. Just install and use LoadLifter 5000 springs for 60 days, and if you are not satisfied at the end of this time, you can remove them from your vehicle and return them for a full product refund. Now that's confidence.



57289 Airlift Load Lifter 5000 Air Bag Suspension Support System - Back Axle



AL57289 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details AL57289 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2014 - 2019 Ram 2500

2014 - 2014 Dodge Ram Pickup 2500



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Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs Installation - 2016 Ram 2500

Today on our 2016 Ram 2500 we're going to take a look at and also show you how to install the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper springs. These are for the rear axle. The part number is AL57289. The really cool thing about the airbag system is that we run independent lines to each airbag. This is going to give us great side-to-side adjustability. I know we always try to make things even, we always try to get it to where our load's nice and level, but it's just not always the case.

This is going to allow us to put, for an off-centered load, maybe in the back of the truck maybe we need 20 pounds on one side, maybe we need 30 pounds on the other side. With the system setup the way it is it's going to give us the ability to do that. Now before we begin our installation, what we're going to do is take a measurement here at the top of the rear fender well and the front fender well. We're looking to find just like a stock measurement, or the measurement that we want to get back to any time we maybe put our fifth-wheel or our Gooseneck in, or maybe we put our trailer on the back or load up the back of the truck, whatever the situation is. That's going to give you your measurement that you want to get back to. Here on the rear it looks like it's going to be about 42", and then the front we've got about 40 1/2. Now we've loaded up about 140, 150 gallons of water.

That's going to simulate either trailer tongue weight, pin weight or just a load in the back of the truck. Now it looks like here in the rear we've gone down about an 1 3/4". You wouldn't think of it being a side effect, but it looks like the front's come up now about 1/2" to 41. Now with that being said, we're putting a lot of excess stress on our factory suspension system. This can cause premature fatigue and excessive wear and tear on these rear components, something that we don't particularly care for.

We want our trucks to last a long time, and by installing those airbags it's going to reduce the pressure that's on our suspension. Our airbags are going to take a lot of that excess pressure and leave us with a good, long-lasting rear suspension setup. Now with the frontend lifting up about 1/2" it has several negative effects on our vehicle. One thing is we're not going to have as much weight pushing down on these front tires. That's going to reduce our braking power and also our handling. By raising the truck up in the frontend it's also changed the geometry of the suspension.

The inside of the tires now are probably going to wear out really quickly if we we're to use this without an airbag setup. Another side effect of the rearend going down is that that frontend comes up. What that does is it increases the angle of your headlights. Now instead of them pointing flat and straight down the road, they're going to be pointing upwards, so it's going to the visibility we have while driving. Now we'll just air-up our bags here, help to get everything leveled back out. All right. We're back at 42 there in the rear, and that's with about 45 pounds of air. These bags will have a range of up to 100 psi, so you can imagine how much this is going to allow us to get up to the safe load-handling capabilities of our truck while still maintaining those factory ride characteristics that we like and also really reducing that stress and strain that we're putting on the truck itself. Here at the front we're going to be right back down to that 40 1/2" inch mark, so that's putting that weight back down on these front tires. We're getting back all of our stability. We're getting all of our handling, our suspension geometry is going to be back in line so we can expect nice, even tire wear here for our tires. Overall it's going to increase the driveability of the truck with this frontend back where it needs to be. Now we'll take a look at our after GoPro, and you'll notice as we do the slalom we're not getting near the body roll side-to-side as we did before our airbags. As we go into our large corner you can see the weight still shifts a little bit, but it's not nearly as dramatic as what it was before our airbags we're installed. Also we can see a good benefit here on our speed bumps. On our alternating speed bumps we don't have quite the shifting side-to-side, and it's not quite as stiff of a feel, so we're not getting all that shock transferred into the cab. On our solid speed bumps the hop in the rearend is reduced quite a bit. It just feels much more smooth and much more stable as we're driving around. Now here's a good look at our airbag, and I just want to show you quickly what they mean by a double-convoluted design. In older style airbags you just had one large bag and when compressed it would really pancake-out and it'd be much larger, so you'd need a lot of clearance room all the way around to accommodate for that. You see when we compress it here it doesn't expand, and so in the tighter areas on these new trucks this is going to fit in there. It's going to be a great solution so stiffen-up that rear to maximize our safe load handling capability. We don't have to worry about having 6" or 4" on each side of the airbag for clearance. Now here on the driver's side one of the first steps in the installation they talk about re-positioning this vent tube. They've redesigned it since the instructions we're done. Typically, it would have come right up out of the axle here and the top of it would have been right here. We would then zip-tie that off up a little bit forward. If yours is designed that way right here in front of the coil spring that's where the hole is going to be that you'll zip-tie it off. You can see this one's a little bit different design. It's going to come up and it's ran up this direction, so it really shouldn't give us interference. We're not going to be worried about zip-tying it off in this application. The next step's going to be to take our 16mm and we need to get rid of our old jump stops. We've got a bolt here on the backside, and then right up there on the front side. Now we can just repeat that for the passenger side as well. All right, now we're ready to attach our upper frame bracket. It's going to be the one that has the large hole, two medium holes, and then we've got one, two, three smaller holes, and then this one is going to be slightly elongated. These are going to be bolted right up in position in the same holes we just took those jump stop bolts out of. We're using a M-10 by 1 1/2 button-head bolts. Those will have an Allen key. You'll want a 6mm for that application. All right, now we can torque those down. Your specs will be listed in your instructions there. You just want to make sure you get it torqued appropriately. Now we can do the same thing over on the passenger side. Now we're going to take our airbag. We're going to start the assembly process on it here. We want to use our swivel fitting after we put our roll plate on top. Then we're going to thread that in here. We're going to run that down so that it's finger-tight and then from there we want to go another turn and a half. That'll have that tape down in there really sealing-up those threads for us. Now we can take our upper plate that mounts to the airbag. We've already got our upper plate mounted on the frame. You can see the two small holes here, we're going to take the hole that's kind of splitting the difference between those. That's going to go over the fitting there. For the hole location if you're looking at the fitting that's over to that side, we want to place on one of the carriage bolts. That plate prevents that from being installed later. Then we're going to take the shorter of the button-head bolts here. Now we can get those snugged down. Run those down hand tight and then we're going to torque them to specification. Now we're using a 7/32 bit driver there. You could also use a 7/32 Allen tool. Now for our lower plate we'll grab the long carriage bolts. We need to get those slid up into position like that. We're also going to take our 3/8 hex bolt. Now, this is going to be for the driver's side. These are our attachment points for our airbag. We're going to be doing it on this edge and we'll reverse that, of course, for our passenger side. Place that in and we've got our large washer that goes on, flat washer, and then our nylon lock nut. We want to get that secured down. That'll have our driver's plate set. Now we want to place one of our roll plates over the lower portion of our airbag. Now we're going to bring that assembly, we want to place that on top of our airbag. We just want to ensure that the large washer portion is above that open hole. We don't want it to be above the carriage bolt that we installed in that top bracket before. Line up our bracket and roll plate and we'll just thread-in one of the flat head screws. Get one of those started in each of our hole locations and then get those torqued down. We have it assembled at that point. We want to just do the same thing for the other side, just reversing it. Now we're going to guide our airbag up into position. We just want to make sure that we have our carriage bolt passing between the brake line here and the axle. We'll bring that down into position. We'll have one carriage bolt that comes down the front, and one carriage bolt that comes down behind. See our air fitting here, that's going to go through the large hole, and we want our carriage bolt to go right up through that hole. We might have to use a jack. We want to just close up the distance there. Make sure they pass freely through there without binding. We don't want to snap off the air fitting or anything like that. What we'll do is place a 3/8 flat washer down on the carriage bolt. Then we want to thread-on our 3/8 nylon lock nut. That, and do the same up on the front side there. It's just going to be catty-cornered, it's going to be over on this front side. All right, now we'll be able to snug these down, and then we're going to torque these to the specifications that are in our instructions as well. You're probably going to need a cat's paw or something like that to get in there. The only thing we've got left to do here as far as mounting the bags into position is to put our axle strap around the underside. It's going to slide up on the carriage bolts there. We're going to place on another flat washer and a nylon lock nut. We'll do that on each side there. Then we want to tighten these down evenly. Again, if you refer to your instructions you'll find your torque specifications. Now for mounting our airline fittings here in the back of the vehicle you can choose spots that would be on each side of the license plate or you could stack them up and down here. What I like to do is use the actual license plate mounting locations. We'll use a 5/16 bit. We're going to drill these out a little larger than the factor size. Clear that out of the way, and then on the back side there's going to be a little tab there. We need to bend it off or just cut it with a knife. That way you can remove it so we have a good clear area for those to pass through. Now we'll find the halfway point of our airline and we're going to use a tubing cutter to cut that. We want a very nice, very straight, flush cut on the end of our tubing there. This is part number AL10530, if you don't already have one. Now to start we're going to thread one of the nuts all the way down on our Schrader valve fitting here on the back. We're going to take one of the star washers, place that on. Now we can bring that right through one of the holes that we created. At this point we can place on our license plate. Now you can see, typically, on a standard license pate that hole's large enough, but on our e-trailer plate here we have to enlarge it slightly. We've got a rubber washer we'll place on there, follow that up with a flat washer and then another one of our nuts. Now we can grab a 13mm ratchet and also a wrench and we need to get that snugged down. All right, with that nice and secure we'll do the same thing for our other side there. All right. Now with our fittings in place we're going to start running these up towards our airbags. I like to use a lot of zip ties here, maybe even more than what's actually going to come with the kit, so maybe a few extra on hand wouldn't be a bad idea. We want to run this away from anything that might cause damage to it, so any sharp edges, any real significant sources of heat. We certainly don't want it laying on the exhaust or anything like that, so just keep it nice and tidy. Any time I can find a factory wire loom like this I like to run along with it. Now this is going to be about the end of our run because now our airline needs to go over there and connect to the top of the airbag. What I'm going to do is put in one little loop here. I'm going to try to keep it up on that top side, that way if we have any leaks or if we ever need to change anything we'll be able to. Now we can figure out what length of line we're going to need to make our connection with our fitting. I'll push it back just a little bit and we'll get that trimmed off. Again, this needs to be really nice and flush. We'll bring that into the fitting. Should feel an initial little click and then a second one to indicate that we've got that fully-seated in there, and then we should be able to pull on it without it separating just like that. That'll take care of this side. We'll go and do the same thing over on our passenger side. Now we're ready to pressurize the system here. You want to use about 30 pounds of air pressure. Now this is going to fill up a lot quicker than, let's say, like a tire would. It doesn't take a whole lot of air in those smaller airbags to get them filled. We've got about 30 pounds in them. What we'll do is use some soap water solution. You can spray your Schrader valves back here, but these should be sealed. We shouldn't have any issues here. Just in case, though, it's a good idea, and then we're going to spray-down each of our connectors on the side here where the airline fits into the top of the airbag. All right, now we just want to confirm that we don't have any small bubbles forming at either of the connections points there, and we're done with our installation. That'll complete our installation of the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper springs for the rear axle, part number AL57289 on our 2016 Ram 2500. .


Customer Reviews

Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle - AL57289

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (104 Customer Reviews)

5,000-lb Capacity. Designed to upgrade your rear suspension, LoadLifter 5000 air springs provide high-quality, full-time load support. They level your vehicle, improving braking and ride comfort and reducing the strain on your factory suspension.

- AL57289
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2017 Ram 2500

I made a mistake and ordered the wrong kit.. they took care of it and had the correct bags to me in 3 days 600994



- AL57289
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I ordered the Air Lift 5000 from etrailer and I was very pleased with doing business with them. I normally order parts from someplace else but I will be using etrailer for all my future needs. The part was delivered on time and etrailer helped me make the right choice for my needs. Helpful, knowledgeable, timely, and provided the right part for the job; 5 stars from me for that. Now onto the Air Lift 5000. I was amazed at how detailed the instructions were. They made it extremely easy to follow the instructions while building the assemblies. Probably one of the easiest part assemblies I have ever put on a truck and definitely the most detailed instructions I have ever seen. Everything bolted directly to stock mounts on the frame and no drilling was required. After getting everything mounted to the truck and installing the air lines, I was a little skeptical about the air line connections and I was afraid of leaks. I filled both air lines to 60 PSI after the install and when I checked the pressure this morning, I was still at 60 PSI. The last thing I will cover is the ride. I have not towed my trailer yet but I am excited for when I do. I dropped the air pressure to 7 PSI this morning and took a 30 mile drive. The difference this part has made is unbelievable. It still rides like a truck but it is much stiffer in the back now when driving on rough roads which adds a huge difference to the ride quality. I can only imagine the difference I will experience when towing my 12k trailer. Overall, I could not be more happy with my purchase. etrailer has 5 star customer service and they sold me a 5 star part. 484223



- AL57289
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after a year it is working great never deflate and I keep a trailer on it 24 seven I would highly recommend 606574



- AL57284
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


After a year they are still working great...Pulled my 5th wheel, 12,000lbs down to Texas and back to Ontario with no issues at all. 635339



- AL88399
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Great air bags. Install was straightforward and the directions were perfect. Really helps if you have a friend assist. One under the truck and one from the top makes it much faster. 543324



- AL57338
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


awesome product,great price and fast se rvice 589887



- AL57365
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


About a year ago, I installed this on my 2013 Ram 1500 with the hemi. I pull an enclosed 6x12 trailer with my tools and equipment in it. The trailer has a heavy tongue weight and is driven in city traffic every day. This kit has saved my front tires from wearing any more than they did as well as how easy it is to adjust the height of the truck based on my current load. I recommend it. 295497



- AL57204
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


levels my truck out with my trailer hooked up , what more can you ask for . 600595



- AL57295
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


This is my 3rd vehicle I have used this product on . We have a fleet of 1 ton duallies. This is an easy to install, reliable, and reasonably priced air bag kit 196714



- AL57200
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


I have had the air bags installed for over a year now. From the boat ramp, camper and dump trailer these things just work GREAT. I will add a set of these to every truck i owe from now on! So nice to be able to level you truck out regardless it being a large or small load. They truly give your truck a safer ride when towing! 526431



- AL57228
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


The addition of the Air Lift is by far something I should have done years ago. I was short in time so I had my local Midas shop install them. They work so well. I only needed 20 lbs. of pressure to level the truck and trailer. On the road, the trailer rode better, braking felt better, and the up and down motion I disliked going over bumps is gone. Awesome product for safety while towing. 568497



- AL57365
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Have had the air bags installed for 3-4 weeks now. Love them! Huge difference in ride quality when hauling or towing heavy loads. My only criticism is in the design. The left side fit perfect and the bag is perfectly aligned vertically but the right side bag is canted slightly. Almost as if the bottom brackets holes are drilled slightly off. I called the company and was told that up to 15 degrees is acceptable. It just looks as though the bag may wear more but time will tell I guess. I would still recommend. Also looking at purchasing the compressor system to ensure the bags always have adequate pressure. 421216



- AL88399
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Great product! Easy install. Tech Tip, On my 2018 F250 in order to install the driver side air bag unbolt the lower shock mounting bolt and swing shock up and out of the way. Have a 2018 28.5 Jayco fifth wheel 1400 LBS pin weight only need 10 psi to level the truck! Rides great! Thanks Again E Trailer 566616



- AL57204
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Installed this kit a month ago and used it three times pulling my travel trailer. Works as described and has performed as I expected it to. I have a GMC 1500 and no matter if I have my travel trailer with a 600lb tongue weight or 6'x10' single axle trailer with a 160lb tongue weight, with load of course, my truck would squat in the back. I already added a sway control/weight distribution system and now wanted to get my truck in the right configuration while pulling. For safety and performance. After reading a lot of reviews I chose this kit. This kit was easy to install but did take 3 or 4 hours. I wasn't in a rush and wanted to make sure I followed everything in the instructions and not miss anything. I didn't want to rush through it to miss a critical step and then lose brake fluid due to a hole in a brake line. Mainly didn't want to break anything important nor did I want to puncture the air lifts or the poly lines. Kit went on as expected and fit perfectly. The instructions included pictures and examples to follow that illustrate how everything fits and where everything should be routed. I would definitely buy again. 589432



- AL57211
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Shipped quick everything good 162378



- AL57365
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


This was an airbag install that took me about 4 hours. I did this in my garage with a minimum of tools. I did end up about an inch higher bed height even with empty airbags and no weight on the vehicle but this may come down with use. The shipping from etrailer was fast and the sales agents have firm grasp of their products and installation procedures. I can always get a straight answer from them. I also ordered the curt under bed gooseneck hitch. This took me about 8 hours to install but I was in no hurry and wanted it done right. Thanks etrailer for great service. 491845



- AL57268
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


The Airlift airbags I installed on my 2015 Ford F-150 were easy to install and everything fit as described. I have made several purchases from etrailer.com and am very satisfied with the products they sell and the speed in delivery. 211609


Comments

One year later I still like these airbags.My truck rides level and handles smoothly. Without a load, however, its stiff in back and bounces, even with the airbags deflated.

Gilbert T - 07/13/2016

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- AL57284
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


The product was delivered in a perfect condition and as scheduled. Very simple installation for 2016 Ford F150. The Ride with 5 lbs is better than the factory ride. I thought it would be a rough based on what others said. The rear height did get raised by 1/2" at 5 lbs. With a good bicycle pump it took 4 pumps to get to 20 lbs., that's much better than getting out the the compressor. 485152



- AL57396
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Previously installed Firestone air helper springs in my Ford F250. Wish I would have ordered them instead of the Air Lift helper springs. While quality of Air Lift appears to be good, installation compared to installing the Firestone system is a real bear. Firestone easily as good quality and much simpler/easier to install. 99455



- AL57365
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


I haul a 8' truck camper that pops up, it has a app. 1400 # weight to it. I also pull a 17' Lund boat that is loaded with my 2011 Dodge 1500. When I first put the truck camper on the truck before installation of the air bags, my truck squatted 6", basically it bottomed out. But when I put the air bags on, WOW, what a difference it made. Now when I travel down the road, there is no more swaying, or bouncing like it use to do on my Chevey that I use to haul it all with without any air bags. But now I see Dodge these are put on all their trucks. I am SO HAPPY I purchased these, & would recommend them to anyone. I told my neighbor about them & he put a set on his F2500, to pull his 31' 5th wheel, & he loves them. I was 65yrs. young when I purchased & installed these Air Bags, & was a welder for 45yrs.. nut if you have any doubts weather you can put them on. Well relax the video that shows you how to put them on when you purchased them makes it a breeze. I hope this easess your mind if you are in doubt about making the purchase. And the price I believe was more than fare. Good Luck to All, And May GOD RICHLY BLESS ALL WHO CALL ON HIS NAME. 345917



- AL57396
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


The product arrive in a timely matter as with everything that I have purchased from e-trailer , the only problem I had was there were some lock nuts missing from the package , 2 pouches were opened when I opened the box , [ this was from the factory not e-trailer fought ] the photo's in the installation booklet could have been a little clearer , my truck has sway bars and none of the photo's showed them that I could see and the installation book didn't talk about them , Had to figure it out on my own . Other than that no problems , took about 4 hours to install , a 4 point drive on lift would be a great help , also remove the spare tire , it helps 513733



- AL57295
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Great Price and easy to install. 69682


Comments

Air lift suspension is still working great after a year. Had a couple of minor air leaks at first but no problems after I fixed them. Good quality product.

Roy - 09/08/2014

6730

- AL57284
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


We just installed this last night on our truck. The instructions are easy to fallow. We will get our new 5th wheel next weekend so we will see then if they hold up. We love etrailer.com excellent customer service and fast shipping. Chris W thank you so much for taking care of our order so quick!!! We are working so hard on getting everything installed before we get our new 5th wheel!!! Your Amazing!! 416612


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Thanks for the follow up. That is exactly what I love about this company, the customer service is out of this world!!! Everyone I have talked with there has gone above and beyond to make sure we are happy with our many many purchases. Everything we have bought there for a 5th wheel has been great. We do not have one complaint. Your company will have us for customers forever. It is so hard to find companys that truly care about their customers like you all!!! Thank you so much!! for taking time to go that extra mile!!!

KATHLEEN B - 08/07/2018

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- AL57200
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Came well packaged, all itsy bitsy parts accounted for. Says no drilling required but you will need a cutting wheel or hacksaw to cut a bolt off. Instructions are pretty good but pictures sometimes don't show exactly what you need to know. My favorite part 2 hrs install. We all know that means at least 4. One more hour and I'll be finished. 426268



- AL57200
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Kit was easy and straightforward I added a personal touch of compression fittings and hose clamps 422988



- AL57295
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Extremely easy to install. Once I got the technique down on the first one, the second bag went in very quickly. 135113



- AL57295
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Easy to install in 2-3 hrs. Works well on initial static tests. Have not tried targeted application yet but I am certain there will be no problem. etrailer is the BEST source for ALL my towing and related needs. Thanks etrailer!! 140504



- AL57338
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It was as advertised Took about 3 1/2 hrs to install I am 70 yrs old and did not have a lift to use So I am a little slow on the up and downs involved Fit perfectly 500604



- AL57396
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Fast shipping and excellent customer service. Will continue to purchase from etrailer. Took about 8 hrs to install the kit. I'm sure that would have been faster for someone who has done it before but I took my time. The air bags work just as I wanted and the kit appears to be high quality materials. If you purchase a kit take your time installing as it's best to fit and refit a couple times on parts of the kit to ensure everything is going as laid out by the instructions. 72041



- AL57275
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Finished the install last weekend fairly smoothly. I jacked up one side of the truck at a time since I only had one jack. Had to put the jack on cinder blocks to get it high enough to engage the leaf spring front mount. One comment/suggestion for the installation guide. The only thing I struggled with was the parking brake cable. It was exactly in the way of engaging the bottom bracket to the axle. No matter how I moved the bracket it would not clear the cable. Then the light came on, release the brake dummy! Once the brake was released there was plenty of room to engage the assembly onto the axle. Of course, I did put some chalks on the front tires to keep the truck from rolling while I was underneath... No leaks, and it seems to ride much smoother than before. Thanks for a great product, 104826


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I still like the product but it seems to have a slow leak somewhere and will not hold air pressure for a week at the original setting. Guess I need to do a bubble leak test, just have not gotten to it. Other than that the product is great.

Michael S - 10/23/2014

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- AL57215
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This Loadlifter worked excellent. Put a Lance camper at 2600 lbs. on my Ford F350 crewcab pickup. Despite the camper package option on my truck with extra rear leaf springs, it still pushed the bed end down and the hood side up in the air. Annoying side to side roll as well. The AirLift LoadLifter had very good instructions and was not difficult to install. Drilled five holes in the frame on each side to attach. Plenty of part options to make it a very good fit. Aired up the springs until the camper was perfectly level. Truck now drives level and considerably less side to side roll. This was well worth the price for the performance. 53242



- AL57132
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The air lift for my 04 ford Excursion has worked great pulling my RV camper. It has made a great ride to enjoy traveling. Very easy to install. Will buy again as I am a very satified customer. 572513



- AL57212
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I had this installed by my mechanic, he said no problems, basically just bolted in. I went to pick up my 30' travel trailer and I adjusted the pressure to 20psi before I hooked it up. Before the air springs there was a noticeable sag in the back of the truck with the trailer hitched. With just 20psi in the bags there was barely any sag at all, and the trailer pulled much better. Planning on a trip this weekend and I'll probably increase the pressure up to 30psi to see how that works. Very happy with this product, I wish I would have bought it years ago. 256010



- AL57228
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Greetings ...... Very detailed directions enclosed with product. Air lift kit is doing exactly what I needed to have done , raising rear bumper of my '06 F150 to tow RV to prevent sagging and sway. Was considering air shocks, until air lift kit appeared on my radar. 496910



- AL57213
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The air bags went in great, and pretty easy. I did not like the recommended location for the air valves. So I put them through the body panels to have them inside the back doors. They work great like that. I just put in a 7/16” grommet in the panel to run the air line through the outside panel. Works great and easy to fill with air. 544314



- AL57299
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Quality of the air helper springs appears good. The installation instructions were good and the parts fit as intended. The Air lift Controller One Compressor works well and quickly inflats the air bags. In fact the compressor only needs to run about 15 seconds to fully inflate the springs when they are under no load. I have made several purchases from etrailer and have been very satisified each time. Keep up the good work! 37698



- AL57212
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Straight forward install. Allow 6+/- hours to get it right. DO read the instructions. Measure the clear height first and get the optional lift blocks if even close to 7" 338388


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Product works very well. My F250 had the camper package with added helper spring. That increased the spacing and thus the need for the lift blocks. Before the blocks, I was breaking the air fitting off of the top of the bags. Air-Ride was awesome. Replaced the bags and sent additional fittings. I put a T in so they would inflate at the same pressure consistently.

John S - 02/03/2018

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- AL57211
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First thing is e-trailer the best to buy from , hands down! Air lift 5000 not a great kit in my opinion . This is not my first air bag install , over 12 so far. Brackets look good , bags fit them good and hardware is ok. The problem is the upper bracket is 3/4k inch short of sitting against frame . Jounce cup is in the way , I tried to mock it up in place but hardware is to short . Jounce cup had to be removed for bracket to fit up to frame , it's welded on . This kit is not what I would average to install . I'll try a different manufacturer next time. 2009 chevy 1500 4x4 crew cab . 176164



- AL57228
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Molly was EXTREMELY helpful and informative. Every company needs to have lots of Molly's working for them !!!!! The product was installed as described and we can not wait to try it out with our camper. I will buy again from e trailer and free shipping was a additional savings. 528013



- AL57370
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Bought the Air Lift 5000 Air Bag Kit for my 2015 Ram 1500 Sport. Top Quality Parts. Very Easy and Fast Install. Shipping was very fast also. Very good customer service. Thank You Etrailer. 658782



- AL89370
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These Airlift 5000 Airbags are EVERYTHING they are advertised to be! Ordered them from etrailer and they were here is 5 days with no shipping charge. Price was the same as I would've paid through that big box website but the personalized service I received from Brenden really made the difference. Thanks Bud! I chose to have my local repair shop install them only because I didn't want to take the time to do it myself. I have a 2016 Ram Crew Cab and I haul a 7' X 16' enclosed cargo trailer. I tried to utilize a weight distributing hitch to take care of the rear sag but there was just not enough ground clearance for the torsion bars. Some suggested airbags instead and WOW...what a difference. I can't believe how much better the truck rides even with no load on the truck. Should have bought these a LONG time ago! 657039



- AL88399
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I haven't tested the air bags thoroughly but they seem to be working as designed. Install was pretty easy. The air bags and compressor kit should all me to better manage the weight of our fifth wheel with or F250. E-trailer is an awesome company to deal with. The ship fast and follow up on orders. Their website is chock full of useful videos and suggestions. 656931



- AL57200
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Nice product and installation was pretty simple/straight forward. Had a fit issue with left side lower bag bracket sitting to tight to brake line mount on axle for me. Cut ear on mount and moved over .25" and got a good positive clearance. Happy with the product and put over 700 miles on towing the week after installation. 653526



- AL57284
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Very easy install 648117



- AL57204
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Worked perfect. The only complaint I would have is, I never received the little wire to thread the bolt through. A little duct tape on a piece of wire did the same thing. Another issue was on the jounce bumper - the framework of it, I had to grind a little of it away for the air fitting to cleanly swivel. If I did not, the air swivel was "a little snug". It didn't take much either to fix it. Total install time, doing it by myself around 5 hours. By the picture, you can see where I ground it away. Again - did not have to grind that much, but wanted to be sure. 647862



- AL57200
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Very hard to install, but once in place has worked very well. It is just what we needed once we added a heavier camper shell and slideout deck. 647779



- AL57200
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High quality and heavy duty. Good instructions as well. Just got them installed yesterday on my 2009 F-150 crew cab with 6.5' box. I also have the B&W turnover gooseneck ball hitch and my main concern was still being able to mount these. Fit like a charm, no interference at all. I wish I would have purchased them sooner. Sometimes we haul loads that might be just a bit heavy for an F-150, but we are careful. These will certainly help. I have similar air bag type suspensions install on our other two work trucks and I love them. What I did was got myself a 1/4" compression tee and plumbed both air bags into one valve. That way, they air up evenly. It comes with everything to air up each bag separately but I prefer them to be the same. They cost about $6 at any hardware store. I mounted the single air fill valve near the drivers tail light inside the box facing forward. There is an opening where the tail light harness runs up and I followed that with the air valve. I drilled a hole and snaked a tie wire down and through some finagling I managed to get the valve out the hole and mounted. Looks good and is out of the way. Install took me about 5 hours from tools out to tools away, but I was not in a big hurry. I aired them up to 70 psi and drove home looking like a hot rod with the back kicked up. Checked the air pressure this morning and all is well. No leaks as far as I can tell. Highly recommended and a great price as well. 643462



- AL57284
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My order arrived really fast and was exactly as ordered. I have been satisfied with past orders and was equally satisfied with this order. I will certainly use them in the future. 641733



- AL57399
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Easy to install and must have for a cam per. 640821



- AL57284
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Fast shipping, easy to install. Picking up a slide in camper and hope it works well. 636640


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  • On the AirLift LoadLifter 5000 kit, part # AL88289, the jounce springs won't engage if there is some pressure in the airbags, and you aren't hitting a significant bump in the road. The jounce spring will only engage after the suspension and airbags themselves take any initial pressure. Since the airbags will require at least 5 PSI of pressure in them at all times, the jounce won't engage as often as it seems that it should.The urethane of the jounces also engages smoother than traditional...
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  • Will the Air Lift LoadLifter 5,000 Air Helper Springs Fit on a 2017 Ram 2500 with Bilstein Shocks
  • My contact at Air Lift said that you will have no problem installing the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Springs # AL57289 on the rear axle of your 2017 Ram 2500 with the off road package with Bilstein Shocks. Please note that a compression system is the best way to help you inflate and manage your air bags. I recommend using the Air Lift WirelessAIR Compressor System for Air Helper Springs # AL72000. This system will allow you to monitor your Air Lift system while inside your truck using the...
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  • The AirLift # AL57289 LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs would work well for your 2014 Ram 2500 with the coil spring suspension. The suspension can be adjusted by adding or removing air as needed, from 5 - 100 psi. the kit has a 5000 lb capacity, but keep in mind it won't increase the weight bearing capacity of the vehicle in any way.
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  • While a compressor system like the Air Lift WirelessAIR # AL72000 isn't mandatory for the Air Lift LoadLifter 5,000 Air Helper Springs # AL57289 on your 2017 Ram 2500 with Bilstein Shocks, it is definitely something that we highly recommend. Reasons being that a compressor system keeps you from having to hunt down a compressor when you need to inflate your air bags and also provides an active monitor that gives you advanced diagnostic reports so you know if you have a leak or a compression...
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  • What is the Unloaded Ride Quality Using Air Lift LoadLifter Air Bags on a 2017 Ram 2500
  • The Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs with Internal Jounce Bumpers part # AL88289 could potentially affect the ride quality in a negative manner if you were to hit a dip or pot hole in the road while unloaded because of the internal jounce bumpers which is why I recommend using the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs part # AL57289 instead. There will be very little to no effect on ride quality while unloaded and using these airbags. Please keep in mind that the...
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